New Disney Haunted Mansion Board Game Materializes Later This Year

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Funko, the folks who make toys of just about everything, recently unveiled frightful fun that’s sure to excite foolish mortals everywhere.  A brand-new Haunted Mansion board game haunts stores later this year.

Based on the beloved Disney’s Haunted Mansion, this all-new after-life adventure arrives this October. Call of the Spirits Game promises family fun for ghosts and mortals nine years old or older.

Haunted Mansion Board Game box

Perhaps the most favored attraction created, Disney’s Haunted Mansion enjoys a haunted host of fans.  The allure of this ghostly haunted house spawns scores of spirited merchandise and collectibles.  Thus, it came as a pleasant paranormal-powered surprise when Inside The Magic learned of a boo-tiful, brand-new board game haunting our way this October.

Of course, the Mansion is strange to this type of foolish mortal entertainment.  Popular pastimes pleasures of Clue and Life (un-life?) fell victim to fiendishly fun mansion make-overs.

Funko’s New Disney Haunted Mansion Board Game

Enter Funko, toymakers of all things pop culture.  They’ve already dug a few plots in the Mansion graveyard by way of several spirited POP figures.  Later this year, the Funko finds fearsome fun for families with Call of the Spirits, a Disney’s Haunted Mansion-based board game.

Although Madame Leota’s crystal ball went dark when we asked her to point her powers of prognostication towards FUNKO (their website yielded only box art), she was able to advise us where to turn. Shovels in hand, our next stop was the “cemetery” (website) of GTS Distribution.  There, we were able to dig up a bit more dirt on this new ghostly game.

Haunted Mansion Photo by Michael Gavin

Disney’s beloved The Haunted Mansion comes to life – err, death – in this hauntingly fun family board game! Explore all the classic rooms of the ghost-infested manor, from the festivities-filled Ballroom to the Attic and out to the Graveyard and beyond in search of spirits. Beware, though, of the Hitchhiking Ghosts, who are notorious for “following you home” as that may spell your doom in the end! — GTS Distribution

According to their afterlife attestation, gameplay requires 2-6 bodies (living preferred) and lasts about half an hour. Apparently, according to the listed contents, each player receives their own game piece and reference card. A trio of game-specific card decks keeps the adventure moving: Hitchhiking Ghosts deck, Ghost Deck, and Haunt Deck. Additional, intriguing ingredients include bid clocks (2), Hitchhiking Ghosts token, instructions, and, of course, the game board.

GTS also grants a glimpse into “gameplay features:”

  • Rotating endless hallway changes player positions throughout the game
  • A simple, push-your-luck, ghost-bidding system adds spine-tingling excitement
  • The 99 unique ghost cards feature illustrations inspired by the original Haunted Mansion
  • Classic bat-stanchion player movers intensify the spooky atmosphere of the game
  • Provides hours of family fun for fans of the beloved Disneyland attraction

Haunted Mansion Board Game banner

Call of the Spirits materializes in stores and online on October 1st. Unfortunately, Madame Leota was tight-lipped when it comes to what would be required of mortals for this ghoulishly great game.  Regardless, Call of the Spirits promises paranormal playtime for foolish mortals everywhere.

Will you be acquiring Call of the Spirits when haunts stores this fall?

Source and images: Funko, GTS Distribution, Michael Gavin

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